Food Standards Agency
New regulated product application system launched by the FSA and FSS
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) launch new system for Regulated Products.
On 20 June 2023, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are launching a new system (Opens in a new window) for businesses to make applications for Regulated Products. (Opens in a new window)These are certain types of food and feed ingredients that require authorisation before they can be sold in the UK.
The new, more efficient system will help businesses follow the correct procedure when it comes to securing the necessary authorisation to sell regulated food and feed products. It is designed to make it easier for applicants to understand what information is required to submit a good-quality, complete application for their product and will be particularly helpful for new businesses and those that don’t traditionally recognise themselves as food or feed businesses, like start-ups.
Applicants will be provided with a checklist of what is required, will be allowed more time for the application and supporting material to be uploaded and completed, and will be able to see the progress of their application. Applicants will also receive regular updates, which they can respond to. Additionally, the system will support renewals but will not affect applications already in progress on the previous system.
Sarah Houghton, Deputy Director for Regulatory Services at the FSAsaid:
We are delighted to be launching the new system. The FSA is an innovator and we want to provide the best possible systems and guidance to businesses to help them through the authorisation process.
Beyond the continuous improvement plans for the current system, the FSA is also actively pursuing a much wider programme of reform in line with UK Government priorities. This includes exploring ways in which we can streamline the regulatory process and the FSA is developing a new regulatory framework for Precision Bred food and feed. Earlier this year, we completed an external review of the novel foods regulatory framework to identify opportunities for potential reform in this growing sector and an executive summary can now be read here.
Latest News from
Food Standards Agency
FSA warns about ‘Cali-Gold’ chocolate bars making people ill28/11/2023 14:10:00
We are warning people not to eat 'Cali-Gold’ chocolate bars that have been on sale in the Nottinghamshire area.
Record number of food businesses achieving top hygiene ratings across Wales as mandatory display turns 1027/11/2023 14:10:00
Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Lynne Neagle, and Chair of the Food Standards Agency, Professor Susan Jebb, welcome the significant improvement in hygiene ratings for Welsh food businesses on the 10th anniversary of mandatory display of food hygiene ratings.
New Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland report highlights food safety and standards resourcing challenges08/11/2023 15:05:00
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have published their annual ‘Our Food’ report, which reviews food standards across the UK for 2022. This is the second report since the UK left the EU and is an independent and evidence-based annual assessment of food standards across all four nations.
Consultation launched on proposals for a new framework in England for the regulation of precision bred organisms used for food and animal feed08/11/2023 13:05:00
The Foods Standards Agency is seeking views on proposals for a new framework that will regulate the use of precision bred organisms (PBOs) for food and animal feed.
Kitchen Life 2: What do people really do in their kitchens?31/10/2023 14:10:00
Award-winning research uncovers the hidden truths behind people’s food safety behaviours.
Advice on Listeria monocytogenes in imported Enoki mushrooms24/10/2023 10:25:00
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are advising pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system to thoroughly cook Enoki mushrooms before consuming them due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes and the risk of severe disease.
Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland update consumer advice for CBD13/10/2023 09:10:00
Food regulators recommend healthy adults do not consume more than 10mg of Cannabidiol CBD per day.
Open Meeting of the Welsh Food Advisory Committee – 25 October 202311/10/2023 15:15:00
The Welsh Food Advisory Committee of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is holding its next open meeting in Aberystwyth on Wednesday 25 October 2023. This will be a themed meeting focussing on Science and Innovation.